Junk food ads on our school buses

Our 2018 audit of 90 buses on designated school bus routes, in Sydney NSW, found 72% of food and drink advertisements on school buses were promoting unhealthy products and only one food advertisement featured fresh fruit.

Most frequent junk food advertisements were for fast food meals and sugary drinks.

This repeated exposure to junk food ads is contradicting the healthy messages being taught at school and home.

Cancer Council NSW calls on the NSW government to remove junk food advertising from state-owned property including buses, trains and train stations to improve the food environment and help protect children from the influence of junk food marketing when they travel to and from school.

Read the report here.

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